Pro Active Record: Databases With Ruby and Rails by Chad PytelPro Active Record: Databases With Ruby and Rails by Chad Pytel

Pro Active Record: Databases With Ruby and Rails

byChad Pytel, Jonathan Yurek

Paperback | September 14, 2007

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Pro Active Record helps you take advantage of the full power of your database engine from within your Ruby programs and Rails applications. ActiveRecord, part of the magic that makes the Rails framework so powerful and easy to use, is the model element of the Rails Model-View-Controller framework. It's an object-relational mapping library enabling you to interact with databases from both Ruby and Rails applications.

Because ActiveRecord is configured with default assumptions that mesh perfectly with the Rails framework, Rails developers often find they hardly need think about it at all. However, if you are developing in Ruby without Rails, or are deploying against legacy databases designed without Rails in mind, or you just want to take advantage of database-specific features such as large objects and stored procedures, you need the in-depth knowledge of ActiveRecord found in this book.

In Pro Active Record, authors Kevin Marshall, Chad Pytel, and Jon Yurek walk you through every step from the basics of getting and installing the ActiveRecord library to working with legacy schema to using features specific to each of todays most popular database engines, including Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL, and more! You’ll come to a deep understanding of ActiveRecord that will enable you to truly exploit all that Ruby, Rails, and your chosen database platform have to offer.

Chad Pytel is president of thoughtbot, Inc., a software development consulting firm that specializes in agile, test-driven web application development using the Ruby on Rails framework and located in Boston and New York City. A firm believer in the Model-View-Controller design pattern and realistic software development, with a history ...
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Title:Pro Active Record: Databases With Ruby and RailsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:September 14, 2007Publisher:APRESS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1590598474

ISBN - 13:9781590598474

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Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Active Record
  2. Active Record and SQL
  3. Setting Up Your Database
  4. Core Features of Active Record
  5. Bonus Features
  6. Active Record Testing and Debugging
  7. Working with Legacy Schema
  8. Active Record and the Real World